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Stacy Timmons

 Stacy Timmons
Associate Director, Hydrogeology
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-6333 fax

Working on the hydrogeology of New Mexico since 2004, Stacy has enjoyed working in various roles, from field data collection to project management, all around the southwest and New Mexico at the Bureau of Geology. Developing regional-scale hydrogeology projects to address critical societal questions or issues has been the emphasis of Stacy's work at the Bureau. A key aspect she enjoys is helping people understand their water resources, especially groundwater. Stacy began serving as an Associate Director for Hydrogeology Programs at the Bureau in 2019, which includes coordinating efforts of the Aquifer Mapping Program, the NM Water Data Initiative, and the Water Leaders Education Program.

(See Curriculum Vitae)


  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Master of Science, Geology, May, 2002.
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH: Bachelor of Science, Geology, June, 1999.

Professional Experience

  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – 2019 to present. Associate Director, Hydrogeology Programs
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – 2014 to 2019. Aquifer Mapping Program Manager/Hydrogeologist
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – 2013 to 2014. Interim Program Manager, Aquifer Mapping Program.
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – 2004 to 2013. Senior Geologic Research Associate & Assistant Program Manager of Aquifer Mapping.
  • Glorieta Geoscience, Inc., Santa Fe, NM: Geologist - 2003 - 2004.
  • SWCA, Environmental Consultants, Albuquerque, NM: Environmental Consultant - 2003.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: Research Assistant – 2002 to 2003.
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ: Park Ranger, Interpretation – 2000 and 2001.

Research Interests

  • Large-scale and long-term hydrogeologic studies of groundwater with regard to geologic influences on recharge, groundwater movement, and occurrence.
  • Building groundwater level monitoring networks to include manual measurements and data loggers to provide long term trends and baseline water level information.
  • Water chemistry and environmental tracers, including stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen, carbon-14, tritium, and chlorofluorocarbons, applied toward understanding groundwater interaction with geologic materials, flowpaths, and groundwater flow rates.
  • Development of conceptual hydrogeologic models to aid in water management needs

Current Projects